Eighteen suspected hazardous areas in Cyprus declared mine-free

Unficyp on Monday announced the clearance of nine suspected hazardous areas each on both sides of the island, amounting to a total area of 210,882 square metres. This confidence-building measure was agreed upon by both leaders on February 26, 2019 Read More …

Ukraine: Mine clearance was suspended at one district in Luhansk region until March next year

Mine clearance in Popasnyansky district began in September Specialists stopped the clearance of territories from explosive objects in the Popasnyansky district of the Luhansk region, which began in September.  The press center of the State Emergency Service reports. “At the end of November, Read More …

‘New Hope’ as 38 More Colombian Municipalities Cleared of Landmines

Thirty-eight more Colombian municipalities are considered free of landmines and unexploded ordinance, President Ivan Duque said Tuesday, as civilian and military efforts to remove improvised explosives continue despite ongoing conflict in some areas. Colombia was once among the countries where Read More …

Spotlight: Landmines pose serious humanitarian threat to Yemenis

Yemen is facing a serious humanitarian catastrophe created by the large fields of landmines and explosive remnants that haunt several provinces of the impoverished Arab country. The ongoing fighting between Yemen’s government and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels remains the major Read More …

Last Stage of Ukraine Troop Pullback Opens Way for Peace Summit

Ukraine began the last of three troop withdrawals in its eastern conflict zone, a move that should help pave the way for a peace summit with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. The pullback started Saturday shortly after noon Kyiv time, Read More …

‘Whistles, warnings, kaboom!’: a day with a landmine clearance team

Aki Ra was a child soldier for Pol Pot, laying mines around Siem Reap. Now he is using his expertise to clear land in rural Cambodia and make it safe again The rusty tailfin of the mortar round can be Read More …